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Kurt Thomas & Thomanerchor Leipzig & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas - CD's
Recordings of Cantatas - LP's
Unofficial Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Collection of Recordings

Kurt Thomas - Short Biography
Thomanerchor Leipzig - Short History
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Short History
Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt - Short History
Frankfurter Kantorei - Short History
Collegium Musicum Wilhelm Isselmann - Short History

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Kurt Thomas
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Kurt Thomas

Thomaskantors & Thomanerchor Leipzig - General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
Cantate Label - General Discussions
Table of Cantata Recordings by Major Conductors: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas 101-150 | Cantatas 151-200 | Cantatas 201-224 | Remarks

Discography - Part 1

Recordings of Cantatas - CD's


C-1

Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 4, BWV 11, BWV 68
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas I (BWV 4, 11, 68)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 4 [21:32], BWV 11 [33:14], BWV 68 [18:58]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Sopranos: Agnes Giebel [BWV 4], Elisabeth Grümmer [BWV 11, 68]; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam
Karl Suske (Violin); Helmut Rucker, Helmut Böhme (Flutes); Peter Fischer (Oboe); Helmut Weimann (Violoncello); Konrad Siebach (Double-bass) [BWV 4]; Willi Neumann (Double-bass) [BWV 11, 68]; Hannes Kästner (Organ)

Berlin Classics 009201-2BC
=
Leipzig Classics 001813-2BC

BWV 4: Jun 1-5, 1959
BWV 11, 68: May 30-Jun 3, 1960

CD / TT: 74:03
MP3 / TT: 73:48
CD / TT: 74:03

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Recording Producer: Dieter Gerhard Worm. Balance Engineer, Recording Engineer & Editing: SRK. Newly, digitally remastered by Artephon Musikproduktion GmbH, Berlin.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 68: Mvt. 2: Aria [S] [4:45]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: ClassicsOnline
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
8-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


C-2

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas II

Cantatas BWV 59, BWV 51, Magnificat BWV 243 [31:48]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Basses: Theo Adam, Hermann Prey

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna

Jun, Dec 1959

CD / TT: 65:04
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Buy this album at: Amazon.com


C-3

Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 54, BWV 82, BWV 56
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas III (BWV 54, 82, 56)

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 54 [13:27], BWV 82 [26:56], BWV 56 [22:10]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

BWV 54: Alto: Marga Höffgen; Willy Garlach (Oboe)
Siegfried Arnold (Violoncello); Heinz Morawietz (Double-bass); Hannes Kästner (Organ)
BWV 56, 82: Bass: Hermann Prey; Willy Garlach (Oboe)
Siegfried Arnold (Violoncello); Heinz Morawietz (Double-bass); Hannes Kästner (Organ)

Berlin Classics 009202-2BC
Leipzig Classics 001815-2BC

Dec 14-19, 1959

CD / TT: 62:55
CD / TT: 62:48

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony. Germany.
Recording Producer: Dieter Gerhard Worm.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 56 by H. Prey.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 82 by H. Prey.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 54: Complete Cantata [13:36]
Cantata BWV 56: Mvt. 1: Aria [8:45]
Buy this album at:
CD (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


C-4

Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas BWV 111, BWV 140, BWV 71
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas IV (BWV 111, 140, 71)

 

Cantatas BWV 111 [22:10], BWV 140 [32:13], BWV 71 [19:33]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Sopranos: Agnes Giebel [BWV 71], Elisabeth Grümmer [BWV 111, 140]; Alto: Marga Höffgen [BWV 71, 111]; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch [BWV 71, 111, 140]; Bass: Theo Adam [BWV 71, 111, 140]
Franz Genzel (Violin piccolo); Peter Fischer (Oboe); Helmut Weimann (Violoncello); Willi Newmann (Double-bass); Hannes Kästner (Organ)

Berlin Classics 009203-2BC
=
Leipzig Classics 001816-2BC

Jun 1959; May-June 1960
BWV 71: May 19, 1958

CD / TT: 74:15
MP3 / TT: 73:56
CD / TT: 74:15

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Recording Producer: Dieter Gerhard Worm. Balance Engineer, Recording Engineer & Editing: SRK. Newly, digitally remastered by Artephon Musikproduktion GmbH, Berlin.
Buy this album at:
Berlin Classics CD (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline
Leipzig Classics CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
8-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


Recordings of Cantatas - LP's


C-5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 23 & BWV 159

 

Cantatas BWV 23 [18:34], BWV 159 [15:41]

Kurt Thomas

Frankfurter Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Eva Bornemann;Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli
Helmut Winschermann, Günter Passin (Oboes); Otoo Steinkopf (Cornett); Helmut Schmitt, Wilhelm Wendlandt, Alfred Stönberg (Trombones); Alwin Bauer (Cello); Paul Breuer (Double-bass); Arno Schönstedt (Positive Organ)

Cantate 651214
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1242

Feb 1962

LP / TT: 34:15
LP / TT: 34:15

Recorded at Saal der Deutschen Bank Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.



C-5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 23 & BWV 159

Cantatas BWV 23 [18:34], BWV 159 [15:41]

Kurt Thomas

Frankfurter Kantorei / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Eva Bornemann;Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate 651214
Musical Heritage Society 1242

Feb 1962

LP / TT: 34:15

Recorded at Saal der Deutschen Bank Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


C-6

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 147

 

Cantata BWV 147

Kurt Thomas

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt / Orchestra of Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Contralto: Sibylla Plate; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk

L’Oiseau-Lyre

Mid 1950’s ?

LP / TT:

 

C-7

J.S. Bach: Cantata N °68 (BWV 68) "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt"; Cantata N °70 (BWV 70) "Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!"

 

Cantatas BWV 68 [20:30], BWV 70 [26:40]

Kurt Thomas

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt / Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Contralto: Sibylla Plate; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Erich Wenk

London Éditions de L'Oiseau-Lyre OL-50151
L'Oiseau-Lyre OLLD-164

1952

LP / TT: 47:10
CD / TT:

Recorded in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 68 by K. Thomas.


C-8

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 211; Kantate BWV 212
J.S. Bach: Bauren-Kantate · Kaffee-Kantate

Cantatas BWV 211 [30:55], BWV 212 [30:05]

Kurt Thomas

Mitglieder des Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 825 281
Archiv Produktion 2547 040

Feb 1960

LP / TT: 30:55 + 30:05

Recorded at the Bethanien-Kirche, Leipzig.


C-8a

J.S. Bach: Kaffeekantate BWV 211

Cantata BWV 211 [30:55]

Kurt Thomas

Mitglieder des Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 720 114
Eterna 725 012

Feb 1960

10" LP (mono) / TT:
10" LP (stereo) / TT:

Recorded at the Bethanien-Kirche, Leipzig.


C-8b

J.S. Bach: Baurenkantate

Cantata BWV 212 [30:05]

Kurt Thomas

Mitglieder des Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 720 113
Eterna 725 004

Feb 1960

10" LP (mono) / TT:
10" LP (stereo) / TT:

Recorded at the Bethanien-Kirche, Leipzig.


C-9

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201

Cantata BWV 201

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Alto: Eva Fleischer; Tenors: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Rolf Apreck; Basses: Günther Leib, Theo Adam

Eterna 820 163

1957/60

LP / TT: 53:28

 

C-9a

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201; G.F. Händel: Aus Acis und Galatea

Cantata BWV 201: Mvt. 9 only + Aria by Handel

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

See: [C-9]

Eterna 520 328

1957/60

EP / TT:

 

C-9b

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201; Kantate Nr. 211

Cantata BWV 201: Mvt. 7
Cantata BWV 211: Mvts. 2 & 6

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

See: [C-8], [C-9]

Eterna 520 366

1957/60

EP / TT:

 

C-10

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 36c

Cantata BWV 36c

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 720 198

1957/60

10" LP / TT: 28:47

 

C-11

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 4, BWV 54, BWV 59

Cantatas BWV 4 [21:32], BWV 54 [13:27], BWV 59

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel, Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna

Jun, Dec 1959

LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Listen on YouTube: 
Cantata BWV 54: Complete Cantata [13:36]
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


C-11a

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 54

Cantata BWV 54

Kurt Thomas

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto: Marga Höffgen

Eterna 520335

Dec 1959

EP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Listen on YouTube: 
Cantata BWV 54: Complete Cantata [13:36]
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


C-12

Bach: Kantate BWV 11; Zei Duette aus Kantate BWV 140

Cantata BWV 11
Cantata BWV 140: 2 Duets

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Elisabeth Grümmer; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna
Eterna 825 282

May-Jun 1960

LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1] & [C-4] above.
The Duets from Cantata BWV 140 are conducted by Erhard Mauersberger.


L-1

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 51; Kantate Nr. 71

Cantatas BWV 51, BWV 71

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 820 073

Jun, Dec 1959

LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-1a

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 51

Cantatas BWV 51: Mvts. 1 & 4 only

Kurt Thomas

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel

Eterna 520 269

Jun, Dec 1959

EP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-2

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 56, Kantate Nr. 82

Cantatas BWV 56, BWV 82

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Bass: Hermann Prey

Eterna 820 202
Eterna 825 202

Dec 14-19, 1959

LP (mono) / TT:
LP (mono) / TT:

Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-2a

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 56, Kantate Nr. 82

Cantata BWV 56: Mvt. 3
Cantata BWV 82: Mvt. 5

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Bass: Hermann Prey

Eterna 520 353

Dec 1959

EP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-3

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 68, Kantate Nr. 111

Cantatas BWV 68, BWV 111

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Elisabeth Grümmer; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 820 210

May-Jun 1960

LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig,Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-4

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 140

Cantata BWV 140

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Elisabeth Grümmer; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna 720 128
Electrola ST 60658

May-Jun 1960

10" LP / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-5

J.S. Bach: Gott ist mein König; Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

Cantatas BWV 56, BWV 71

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam; Bass: Hermann Prey [BWV 56]

Orbis 77 551

Jun, Dec 1959

LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


L-6

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 4

 

Cantata BWV 4

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Theo Adam

EMI 047-28587

Jun 1959

LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Identical with the recordings included in [C-1]-[C-4] above.


Unofficial Recordings of Cantatas


U-1

J.S. Bach: Nur jedem das Seine, BWV 163

Cantata Nur jedem das Seine!, BWV 163 []

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Alto: Gertraud Prenzlow; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Fred Teschler
Hannes Kästner (Organ)

Unknown label

1958

Audio file / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
Source: Mon Musée Musical (René Gagnaux) [French]


This list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - June 2017)
Thanks to conbtributors: Robin Crag (November 2002), Cesare Coletta (November 2004), John Grayovski (October 2006), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, March 2006, June 2006, June 2008), Ed Myskowski (June 2008), Josif Spartak (June 2017), Tim Williams (March 2008)

Kurt Thomas: Short Biography | Frankfurter Kantorei | Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt | Collegium Musicum Wilhelm Isselmann
Recordings:
Part 1 | Part 2 | BWV 232 – K. Thomas | BWV 248 – K. Thomas
Thomaskantors: Thomanerchor Leipzig | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
Cantate Label:
Recordings | General Discussions
Table of recordings by BWV Number


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